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1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) I waited patiently for the Yahweh; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
This psalm acquaints us with the innermost thoughts of Messiah...PSA 40:2 Pointed forward to his resurrection. According to Gesenius <953> pit is an empty water cistern cut into rock used for a prison. See also PSA 28:1.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
'A breach had been made in it. Its "loins were filled with a loathsome disease; and there was no soundness in its flesh" (Psal. 38:7). This was its condition while prostrate and hidden in the noisome pit beneath the turf.
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3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our Elohim: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Yahweh.
4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Yahweh his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
The Lord refused to be compromise for temporal benefits when tempted by the satan in the wilderness.
5 Many, O Yahweh my Elohim, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened <carved for me>: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8 I delight to do thy will, O my Elohim: yea, thy law is within my heart.
"The Spirit of Yahweh," said David, "spake by me, and his word was in my tongue
...Thus spake the Eternal Spirit of Wisdom, who was brought forth before the earth had being, and who was from the beginning by Yahweh, as one brought up with him. Did not Yahweh, then, sustain the relation of a Father to the Spirit; called "eternal," because, previous to the beginning, it was in him, concentrated and condensed in his Divine Substance, not having then as yet irradiated, or been brought forth therefrom?
Yea, the Spirit of Wisdom is the Son or Offspring of God,
"by whom all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, May 1855.